Jim Rudometkin, a 59-year-old white man, was killed Sunday, Jan. 17, in the 10300 block of Lesterford Avenue in Downey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Downey police were called to a home at 11:13 a.m. after a neighbor reported seeing two men talking to Rudometkin near the side door of his home, then forcing him inside, said Sgt. Kevin McCaster. A third man entered the home a short time later.
As officers arrived, police received another report of three men jumping over the fence behind Rudometkin’s home and running away.
When officers entered the home, they found Rudometkin bound and unresponsive, The Times reported. Rudometkin was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:58 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Rudometkin had been tied up and struck multiple times, said Ed Winter, the coroner's assistant chief of investigations. An autopsy showed ...